Advanced Materials Analysis

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TE074

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry A1F, Materials Engineering A1F, Physics A1F, Technology A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 7 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering. Either: Solid State Physics I, Surface Characterisation and Surface and Materials Analysis; or: Introduction to Materials Engineering, Surface Characterisation and participation in Materials Analysis. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • plan and realise the appropriate analysis strategy for samples,
  • critically evaluate the results of the analysis carried out,
  • for a given problem, compare and rank the applicability of different techniques,
  • search and assess relevant articles to refine the analysis strategy,
  • have in-depth knowledge of the presented microscopy, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques analysis techniques,
  • explain the principle behind important analytical techniques and methods discussed in the course (TEM and spectrometers for electron spectroscopy, among others).


The aim of the course is to enable the student to contribute to the improvement of materials, with regard to properties, synthesis methods and applicability, using advanced analytical methods.In-depth understanding in microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for material analysis will be taught in lectures, seminars, assignments and laboratory courses. Diffraction techniques. X-ray and electron spectroscopic techniques, imaging methods such as high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and electron diffraction are contents of this course.


Lectures and project work in a group with laboratory elements.


Oral examination (3 credits). Written and oral presentation of project assignments (2 credits).

If special reasons exist, the examiner may derogate from the specified examination method and allow an individual student to be examined in another way. Special reasons may, for example, be information about special pedagogical support from the university's coordinator for students with disabilities.